Graduate Certificate: Global Health
About the Certificate
Through the College of Public Health's graduate certificate in Global Health, students develop the core skills and theoretical foundations they need to address complex public health issues that are prevalent in low- and middle-income, as well as high-income countries. These issue include access to basic preventive care; emergency disaster relief; maternal and child health; and water, sanitation, and hygiene.
This academic certificate is open to all students who are currently completing graduate degrees in the College of Public Health. The certificate can only be undertaken to supplement a student's pursuit of a graduate degree in the College of Public Health. It cannot be taken independently. Courses in the Global Health certificate program provide a global health perspective on the student's existing area of graduate study and a foundation for an international career in public health or health services.
Time Limit for Certificate Completion: 2 years
Campus Location: Online
Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The graduate certificate may be completed on a part-time basis.
Non-Matriculated Student Policy: The certificate program is open to non-matriculated graduate students, but students working toward the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Fall and Spring admissions are on a rolling basis. Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program in Temple University's College of Public Health are welcome to apply to the graduate certificate program in Global Health. For more information on how to apply, interested applicants should contact Theresa White, Senior Academic Advisor, at email@example.com or 215-204-5105.
Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree. Non-matriculated students are required to present transcripts from all institutions previously attended.
Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 12
|Public Health Core Course|
|SBS 5001||Fundamentals of Public Health||3|
|Global Health Core Course|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Global Environmental Health|
|Comparative Health Systems: Local, National, and Global Perspectives|
|Global Health: People, Planet, Place|
|Global Health Electives|
|Select two from the following: 1||6|
|Water, Sanitation and Public Health|
|Infectious Disease Epidemiology|
|Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS|
|Critical Issues in Globalization, Sustainability, and Social Justice|
|Global Health Informatics|
|International Health Studies Abroad 3|
|Forced Migration and Refugee Health|
|Health Policy Analysis|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Additional Global Health core courses above may be selected to fulfill the elective requirements.
EPBI 5301 is a graduate-level international internship course designed to support undergraduate students in EPBI 2301 Public Health without Borders. This experience is approved on a case-by-case basis.
HPM 5005 is an overseas experience approved on a case-by-case basis. Students enroll in the course offered by their department of enrollment. This elective can also be completed by engaging in an approved Master of Public Health fieldwork placement overseas.
GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum
Certificate Program Web Address:
Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Ritter Hall Annex, 9th Floor (004-09)
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6005
Submission Address for Application Materials:
Certificate Program Co-Directors:
Graciela Jaschek, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Aimee J. Palumbo, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Graduate Program Director
Resa M. Jones, M.P.H., Ph.D.